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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland Central
Visit Home AKL and celebrate the influential nature of Pacific art in Auckland today. See life through the eyes of three generations of Pacific artists and discover how ideas about belonging and home have shifted over the past 50 years.
Featuring artwork from the mid-60s to the present day, Home AKL illustrates the ongoing exchange between Aotearoa New Zealand and its Island neighbours. Share in a visual conversation that begins with paintings by New Zealand’s pioneering Pacific artist, Teuane Tibbo, then immerse yourself in the inky visions of Paul Tangata and the intricate painted worlds of Andy Leleisi’uao and John Pule.
Spot the difference between the real and imagined scenes of Pacific people's lives in New Zealand as captured on film today. Contrast private life with street life in Edith Amituanai’s photographs of South Auckland, and explore ideas of community in Jeremy Leatinu’u's videos and Janet Lilo's images inspired by social media.
From Lonnie Hutchinson's laser cut-outs to Niki Hastings-McFall’s latest sculpture and Greg Semu's new self-portraits of pe’a or tattoo, trace the continuing influence of traditional adornment and pattern as it is reconfigured for the 21st century. With a blend of cutting-edge technique and centuries-old practice, discover, too, new weaving, embroidery and textile design created for this major exhibition.